Scarlet Runner*** E4 5c
[Quality slate - Scarlet Runner, E4 5c (or less with a side runner like here), 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A scary route. A bold and nerve-wracking start leads to the first bolt at about 10m - it is only 5b though. Above, sustained slab climbing weaves between the now ample bolts. There is a harder but better-bolted Direct Start which is worth E3 6a. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Ian's Slate E4's for 2014, Radical Rockcats 2nd Year of Uni Ticklist, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Photo: Quality slate - Scarlet Runner, E4 5c (or less with a side runner like here) © Mikeyc
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This climb is in 134 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

mega nice thin climbing all the way pretty sustained
JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/15 with bren, Dan Q

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Sep/15

UncleMephisto - TR O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Andy Scott

The moves felt pretty straightforward after Short Stories, though still tricky in places. A lot of it is a bit insecure though as the holds are often a bit slopey. A couple of loose flakes as well, which need handling with care - including one which I carefully used to get to the first bolt. Memorable!
Misha - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Nic

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/15

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Brad

good route. the wrongfax line goes left at the top, which would take you in to a load of moss with no lower-off and no possibility of topping out.
theomoore - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Roisin

good soft, rock over feels insecure but it is not. done in bouldering sheas :p
jacob shieldhouse hadley - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with tom

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Adam Bloch

Bold and scary, crux is below the first bolt, sustained slab climbing all the way.
Qisheng Xie - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Yijing Li, Gloria Lin

Gloria - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Qisheng Xie

Nice route. Bit of a bold start and head game comitting to moves to get to the first and second bolt. Crux is well protected and went quickly then run out again at the top but eases as you go higher.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Rob Partridge

Done in semi-darkness. Steady enough but in the failing light the holds tended to blend into one, making it easy to climb into a dead-end.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14 with Ben Ryle

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14 with Dan

Inbetween rain showers with gwen. A bit soft for the grade even though it's fairly harrowing to the first bolt. Belayed Topher on it a week before but it was pretty dark so am claiming the onsight anyway.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

Tricky in fading light, ticking holds as I passed them so I could see where to put my feet! First section to bolt was easier than I thought, thankfully.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Richard, Emily

air - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Lloyd

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Alexis

Nick Biven - 2013

soph - 2nd - 23/Sep/12 with jon morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with stefan

Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Getting very dark from the half way point, chalking up holds in order to see them from above. a bit wet too.
willoates - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/10 with Steve

smallerrich - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Sam

al123 - TR dog - 04/Sep/10 with matt

rustaldo - Lead dog - 04/Sep/10 with Al

Really nice continuous slate climbing, nothing too taxing and just run-out enough to give it E4, although low in the grade.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/10 with Jono

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/10

Second came off after breaking a hold on the rock over before the first bolt. That was a bit disconcerting.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Mark Hudson, Ian Wyatt

cool, weird not like normal slate as its slopey...broke hand hold offand it was a bit wet at the top. Soft.
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with Oli Henson

ollieben - 2nd dog - 04/May/10 with duncan cambell

harvie - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

Quality moves, a great route
Christian Beck - Lead O/S - May/09

climbingpixie - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/09 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09

Orlov - Lead - 2009 with dave

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Suzie Wilson - 2nd - Aug/08 with jack

Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with David Warburton

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08 with Ryan Brooks

Matt Vigg - 2008

RossG - 2008

thin and sustained, cool route. 6a.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with Thomas Martin

Fell twice on this, but started again below fall-point. Silly falls, neither at crux points.Enjoyed the balancey, delicate nature of this though - well above my normal grade at this time.
climbingrev - TR dog - 27/Aug/07

Will Hunt - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/07 with Nick Bird

Will Hunt - 2nd RP - 05/Aug/07 with Nick Bird

hard to believe this is E4 (soft if it is). anyway, fun with especially good climbing in the upper half.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with goosebump

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Joe Bawden

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06

shoulders - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/06 with mart, andy sharp

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Dringo - 2006

Quite soft for the grade, but bold up to the first bolt.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - Oct/05

paul m hadley - Oct/03

Gus - Lead O/S - 25/May/03

Dave Bond - Lead β - 2003 with Simon Wren

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/01

Clipper the bolt on the direct start
BenTiffin - Lead - May/01 with Andy Bissell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2001

WB - Lead O/S - 2000 with Paul

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 02/May/99 with mark kendrick

petekeron - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Alex Binks

cragspud - TR O/S - Dec/98

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/98 with Claire Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/97

D Tempest - Lead O/S - 24/May/97 with Rick

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/96 with KM

AB1965 - Lead - 03/Apr/96

craig h - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/96 with Janet Hannah

craig h - TR O/S - 25/Feb/96 with Shunted

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/95

Drove down after a morning at work and got straight on it.
Gambit - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/95 with Rob, Barney

Cowflinger - Lead rpt - May/95

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/94

Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 07/May/94

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/May/94

1st runner clipped!
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 02/Apr/94 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 29/Mar/94 with mark kendrick

tlr - Lead - 23/Oct/93 with Adrian

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/93

uphillnow - 2nd - 24/Apr/93 with charlie french

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/93 with Bob Marks

leadmat - Lead O/S - 1993 with Chris Hingston

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 1993 with Ollie, Tim

tlr - Lead - 03/Aug/92 with Nick

Again after a manic drive up from Cardiff, on a very warm evening...
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/92 with Simon Coles, Rich Lawrence

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/92

channinga - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 1992

First OS E4, soft touch?
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/91 with Matthieu Mounier

whispering nic - Lead - 10/May/91 with Ali W

Hidden - Lead β - 1991

PaulHermes - 1991

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/90

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Oct/90

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/90 with Pete T

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jun/90 with Bill Williamson

ChrisJD - TR - 06/May/90

Paul Figg - TR - Apr/90

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990 with Alison Dorey

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1990

chrisdavies - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Was this harder than VS and did it have any line at all?
howifeel - Lead O/S - 1990 with Dave

With Heather and Rosie
steveboote - Lead - 1990

First E4 - but it isn't really
steve taylor - Lead O/S - Jul/89 with stumpy

steve taylor - Lead - Jul/89 with Steve Williams

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1989 with peter hadfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/88

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

neilh - 2nd - 25/Jul/87 with mark griffiths

Mike Owen - 09/May/87 with Elaine Owen

sadams - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

Hidden - TR - 08/Mar/87

Hidden - Lead - 1987

DDDD - 1987

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - 1980

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